The '''British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection''' ('''BUAV''') is a British animal protection and advocacy group that campaigns for the abolition of all Animal testing|animal experiments
. Founded in 1898 by Frances Power Cobbe
, the Irish writer and suffragette, the BUAV engages in education, research, lobbying, investigations, undercover work in laboratories, and legal cases that challenge the legitimacy of using animals in experiments. It also promotes non-animal alternatives.
The BUAV acts as the secretariat of the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments
(ECEAE), established in 1990. BUAV's chief executive, Michelle Thew, acts as chief executive of the coalition.
[[http://www.eceae.org/e_aboutus.php The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments], accessed February 6, 2010.]
In 2012, the BUAV joined with the ''New England Anti-Vivisection Society'' to establish a new international organisation to campaign against the testing...